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Thank you... cleared my mind about categories! Thank you so much!--Etrusko25 (talk) 11:24, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Species epithet

Hi again.

Any particular reason you have to revert the changes of the use of small letters for species epithets in category pipes? Lycaon (talk) 14:35, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, species cat use lowercase epithets in vegetal and uppercase epithets in animals
I know pretty well birds ad fishes and they all use uppercase epithets.
I was trying to make things homogene when I created those categories.
Liné1 (talk) 21:35, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Suppression d'images de la mairie de Puteaux

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Pymouss Tchatcher - 00:25, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Authority formatting

Hi Liné1,

May i inquire as to why you are removing the <small></small> parameter from the authority fields? I find it much easier for users to tell where the taxon name ends and the authority name begins with this formatting. --Kevmin (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for all the hard work

A quick note to thank you for all the taxonavigation and categorization that you have done on marine life subjects. Cheers. Nhobgood (talk) 23:35, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome my friend.
Thank you for you wonderful submarine pictures. As I ave not the required material, I limit myself to aquarium pictures ;-)
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 05:21, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Species sort keys

I noticed you've been using uppercase sort keys for species categories. I thought we were supposed to always use lowercase ones (at least that's what I see most people using). Rocket000 (talk) 15:23, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

And I see your reply to a message above. Don't you think we should make it the same for plants and animals? I've made almost all Lepidoptera use lowercase (as well as a few others in Animalia). Luckily I can change most of these all at once by a simple edit to {{Lepidoptera}}, but I'm not sure if we should keep animals different. I personally don't care, but would like consistency. In your opinion, why is uppercase better (assuming that's what you prefer)? Rocket000 (talk) 15:29, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
From what I saw, they always use lowercase for plants and almost always uppercase for animals.
Also, someone did scream at me for using lowercase on animal. ;-)
The best would be to find the written/voted rule.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:32, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Couldn't find one, so let's make one. :) Rocket000 (talk) 16:07, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Unidentified Stylommatophora

hello my friend,
strange modification you did here.
"Category:Unidentified XXX" should be in 2 categories: "Category:XXX" and "Category:Unidentified XXXParent".
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 12:49, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Liné - the cat I removed was one that was erroneous, to a completely unrelated family (Alaudidae, a family of birds, while Stylommatophora are snails!). How it got put there in the first place, I can't understand! - MPF (talk) 17:11, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
You know what, I did the Alaudidae mistake!!! hihi ;-). This because I always copy/paste the same source and forgot a substitution.
I ow you 2 appologies ;-) Cheers Liné1 (talk) 07:45, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! It's an easy mistake to make, I've done it myself on occasion ;-) - MPF (talk) 09:10, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Saule pleureur

Cher Liné
Merci beaucoup pour l'image des branches de saule pleureur.
Elle se trouve maintenant dans mon video de "Lay a Garland" - j'espère que cela vous plaît:
Lay a Garland
Dwsolo (talk) 07:02, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Wonderful. Your french is also perfect.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 07:33, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


Supporting our sister project is good, but many of those {{Wikispecies}} you're adding go to non-existent pages... I hardly ever add those templates anymore because we usually have way more information right here. Plus they use some weird/archaic classifications over there and I wouldn't want users trying to make them the same. We follow en.wp closer than wikispecies (and we should too because all those ranks aren't useful for navigation). Rocket000 (talk) 08:33, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

You are right.
I also often prefer en.wikipedia, mostly because they are clearer about their sources.
But for some groups wikispecies are quite accurate. Mostly when they follow specific classifications.
For example, for the mammals, they follow Mammal Species of the World (2005) which is a good source.
For gasterops, they also seem accurate...
As {{Wikispecies}} to non-existent pages, someone told me that it was like a red link, inviting you to create the page...
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 10:33, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, for some areas wikispecies is good. And since it's a wiki, they can be the most up to date if someone over there has a special interest in a certain area. For example, the lower ranks of some Lepidoptera families have species that no other online database has yet (taken straight from 2008/2009 bulletins) . But in general, they are still fairly incomplete and regularly use conflicting classifications without mentioning what they are following.
If {{Wikispecies}} actually showed the links as red links, then I would agree with you, however the template says "Wikispecies has information related to:" and that's incorrect/misleading if they don't. :) Rocket000 (talk) 19:13, 16 May 2009 (UTC) P.S. If you're willing to share your opinion, I'm looking for some input on Commons talk:WikiProject Tree of Life/Lepidoptera. Thanks. Rocket000 (talk) 19:13, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, Ok, I will put less wikispecies ;-)
About Lepidoptera, what is this{{Taxabox}} ?? a concurrent for{{Taxa}} ?
I don't think it is a good idea to duplicate templates.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 07:11, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Thylacinus cynocephalus

Hi, I hope you don't mind me commenting here, I find discussion about the sisters very interesting. I noticed you made an edit, I assume that "... is the only living species of family Thylacinidae and genus Thylacinus" was an accident, although fixing it will probably require a longer note. Where do we stop? I see wikipedias as the appropriate place for discussion of the topic, for the reasons you outline above and many others, such as weight, language, and context. I did a bit of work on this gallery a while back, and decided that the inclusion of anything except the files and their titles and sources was problematic. I see things like extinction as appropriate to note, but that is my POV; what if someone disagreed? cygnis insignis 15:15, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Obviously my edit was not an accident.
The idea is simply organizational: When you look at Category:Dasyuromorphia, it should mainly contain family categories. But it also contains a species category.
The note in the species category says "Don't worry, the categories are not buggy, there is no need for a family category nor a genus category as they would contain only one category each".
So the note has to purpose to avoid 2 categories.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:56, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
The note says, "Note: This species is the only living species of family Thylacinidae and genus Thylacinus".
It is not a living species, w:Thylacinus cynocephalus is extinct. cygnis insignis 16:56, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Hihi, excellent. I suppressed the term living.
But now I need a new term. The web site I am looking at don't interest themself about prehistoric species.
I would like to replace the term "living" by something like "non prehistoric" meaning "I haven't looked at prehistoric oriented web sites".
Anyidea ?
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 07:39, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
not monoytpic either. Other than linking the 20 or 30 wikipedias, which is already done, I don't have any ideas. Please read my comment above again, there are two parts; the 'accident' and why I didn't add the info myself. Thanks, cygnis insignis 14:36, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

I moved your category

Hi, Liné1,

I just would like to tell you I moved your Category:Corculum cardissa from Category:Cardiidae into the sub-category Category:Corculum that I created. Since I noticed all sub-categories in Cardiidae were named after genuses, not species, I tried to comply with this reasonable way of organizing things. Hope you understand.--Rikaris Talk 07:21, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Hihi, you did it right. I also prefer to have only genus categories in family categories.
But (there is always a but ;-)) some people don't like categories with only one item. Here it is the case: Corculum is monotypic, meaning that it has only one species.
If someone bothers you about this monotypic problem, you can answer that it is very difficult to know if a taxon is monotypic as most of the websites we use (ITIS, Mammal Species of the World (2005)...) are not aware of prehistoric species.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 08:39, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
For example Category:Ginkgo seems monotypic as there is only one species Category:Ginkgo biloba. That in fact there are other fossil species of Gincko. Liné1 (talk) 08:43, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Hum, I haven't thought about that... The thing is, there are some rules for categorisation at the Portuguese Wikipedia saying you cannot create categories for species, and I naively assumed they would be the same anywhere else. As this is not the case, then please, feel free to revert my changes if you want. I'm quite new here, and should've known better than start messing around with other people's work... Cheers --Rikaris Talk 01:01, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
I won't revert your cat as I really like it.
There is also a french rule against species cat. But here we want to sort articles AND photos. That is why species cat are highly recommended.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 05:09, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Quercus chrysolepis

Hi Liné1; I saw your recent taxonavigation edits and I wonder if you'd be kind enough to review a discussion about Italian taxonavigation, please?[1] Neither of us speak Italian. I'd appreciate your comments. Thank you. Walter Siegmund (talk) 17:01, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


Cher Liné1, I need an expert to create a functional link in "Taxasource" to KEW. As you can see I tried it some days ago, but without success. Here: Odontoglossum I had experimented and had the right function, but I was'nt able to make a general function. Could you please help? I thank you very much. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 14:44, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

I saw your modification and revert. It seems a very good idea. I will try to solve it. Cheers Liné1 (talk) 14:48, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
My correction seems to work !
Perhaps we could extend your idea to other web sites.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:07, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks to you! But I have a little problem still. When I put the "source=kew" in another genus as Odontoglossum nevertheless the KEW page of Odontoglossum will open. This [2] is ok. Perhaps is "&page=quickSearch" missing only? Cheers. Orchi (talk) 15:48, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
As you said, the "&page=quickSearch" was missing. Liné1 (talk) 16:00, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Perfect!! Thank's! And now a little proposol to you, if you would like it. The (wonderful) User:Bdk created last year my monobook. Every time I can see, whether I see a link to a gallery (blue letters) or to a category (green letters). A very good tool for me. Cherrs. Orchi (talk) 16:18, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, it really is useful. Cheers 17:10, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Happy Birthday

Is the change of 37 to 38 just in time? Then my gratulation. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 21:44, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you my friend. Sadly I already reached this advanced age in july ;-). Not yet wise but already old. Cheers Liné1 (talk) 14:45, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
By the way, I modified your monobook to have visited categories barred. You can see it User:Liné1/monobook.css. Liné1 (talk) 14:49, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Request for comment

Discussion regarding the Categories "Fossil xxx" is occurring on Wp:ToL (here). As an editor of fossil images your input is requested in to gain a larger view of the communities opinion on how to handle the points raised. Thanks --Kevmin (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


Merci Liné, pour ça ;-)). Lycaon (talk) 14:22, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

you are welcome. Amitié Liné1 (talk) 14:29, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Liné1!

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 18:32, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: Category:Animal distribution maps


Hi Line1. I tried to use the ICUN categorisation that you gave, but sadly, the ICUN list is not quite up to date. I have downloaded a list of South African plants, but they have not all been verified etc. and so don't link as easily as wolves do. e.g. For Moraeas there are about 100 species but only 4 are on the ICUN list to link. So If I can, I will use your system, but if not, I will just do it my way until the ICUN catches up. Rgds Andrew massyn (talk) 08:01, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I downloaded a page at which says "This Red List represents a complete assessment of all South Africa's indigenous plant taxa. All South African plant taxa have been given a status and should be accounted on this list. If you note any indigenous plant species not included in this list, please inform the Red List Officer ( The IUCN Categories and Criteria version 3.1 (2001), with additional categories developed specifically for the South African context were used in this Red List. The status given to taxa in this Red List applies only to the section of the global population occurring within South Africa in the case of taxa that are not endemic to South Africa. Status followed by a * indicates non-endemic taxa where the South African national status have been down- or upgraded by one category according to IUCN regional assessment procedures." So where do we go from there? Unless I hear to the contrary, I will put them in Category: Endangered species and give them the listing according to the reddata link which is from the SA Biodiversity Institute. Rgds Andrew massyn (talk). P.S. Is it worth putting this full conversation on the tree of life talk page? Andrew massyn (talk) 13:58, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi Erica_scabriuscula is listed in the South African list as "least concern" and is not threatened, and would therefore not appear on the ICUN Red List. Try Erica verticillata. There should be Red flags all over the place on the ICUN Red list. - at one time there were only six plants worldwide - 3 in SA, 1 in England, 1 n Germany and one other. If thats not on the ICUN list then it has serious problems. RgdsAndrew massyn (talk) 14:33, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Category:Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Category:Catoptrophorus semipalmatus has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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--El-Bardo (talk) 08:53, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Gobius paganellus vs Gobius niger


the fish of the picture is a spawning male G. paganellus, it is surely recognizable by the absence of elongated rays on the first dorsal fin. The dark colour could seem weird but it is quite common between big males in the spawning season. Regards --Etrusko25 (talk) 13:22, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Category:Papaver Orientale Group

I have replied on my talk page. epibase (talk) 07:35, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Further reply on my talk page epibase (talk) 18:40, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


Hello my friend,
About this modification. Could you provide a link to (like |hu=[[:hu:Neve különböző nyelveken|]]) instead of a simple translation ?
Thanks in advance, cheers Liné1 (talk) 09:13, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

There isn't "Common name" article in the Hungarian WP. We have only "Scientific name" article (hu:A fajok tudományos neve), but they are opposites. I translated the string from german ([[:de:Trivialname|Name in den verschiedenen Sprachen]]), but I don't know what would be the correct article name because I didn't find any red or blue link to this. --BáthoryPéter (talk) 12:17, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick answer my friend. I cannot help you on this. So I copied your response in hu:Vita:Kezdőlap#commons:Template:VN.2Ftitle. Cheers Liné1 (talk) 12:31, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

I moved your question to hu:Wikipédia:Kocsmafal (egyéb) (Village pump (other)), --BáthoryPéter (talk) 12:59, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

IOC template

Hi Liné - thanks! Think I'm working out how it works. I've made a couple of small changes, the link now goes to the IOC website rather than the en:wiki page about it (which, being a page about the history of the organisation rather than its name list, isn't very relevant), and (I hope!) made the instructions slightly clearer. - MPF (talk) 12:31, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Internationalisation Bot

Hi, Answer to: [3]. Unfortunately the upload scripts are not yet updated. They add headings, that can not change with the userinterface. This will be (hopefully) done with the next mediawiki update. --Schlurcher (talk) 19:52, 8 December 2009 (UTC)


Salut Liné1, c'est vrai que je fais quelques corrections de ci de là selon mes besoins, mais je ne pense pas à utiliser ton super soft ! Merci du conseil et à bientôt ! Totodu74 (talk) 17:11, 10 December 2009 (UTC)


Dear Liné1,
I wish you a Merry Christmas and in the New Year 2010 all the best for you.
Further much enjoyments in animals, plants and commons.
Greetings. Orchi (talk) 22:30, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Merry Chrismas to you my friend. Liné1 (talk) 07:24, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
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